Giving Back This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is by far one of our favorite holidays. We love spending time with our families, reflecting on the many reasons we’re grateful and of course, enjoying a delicious meal. It’s a wonderful day spent with those we love most, making our hearts feel fuller than ever.

 

The holiday season is one of giving and Matilda Jane is a company built on giving back. This month, we wanted to highlight the various organizations we’re supporting through Thankful Thursdays. Each Thursday in November we’ve shared a different organization we’re partnering with this holiday season. Some are local to us in Indiana, while others have a more national presence, but the one thing they all have in common is that with charitable donations, they can make a significant impact on the community.

 

Mighty Acorn Foundation

We kicked off November with a donation to the Mighty Acorn Foundation’s annual auction. Matilda Jane is a regular sponsor of the Mighty Acorn Foundation, as it was created by our founder, Denise DeMarchis. Mighty Acorn’s mission is to rescue children living in unimaginable conditions across the world. Inspired by a trip to Kenya, Denise and her husband David created Mighty Acorn to connect children living in the slums to an open-hearted family in the United States. Learn more about Mighty Acorn Foundation.

 

Riley Children’s Foundation

Riley Children’s Foundation is the primary fundraising organization for Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Riley Hospital is one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation and relies on generous donations to deliver family-centric care and life-saving pediatric research. We’re proud to have such an incredible organization right in our backyard in Indiana! Donate to Riley Children’s Foundation.

 

Toys for Tots

The Marine Corps Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children at Christmastime. Last year alone, Toys for Tots donated toys to seven million children in the United States. We are happy to be involved this year donating 1,000 toys for the holiday season. There are many ways you can get involved ranging from donating online to in person. Learn more and donate to Toys for Tots.

 

Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project is an incredible organization focused on supporting veterans and active service members who have incurred a physical injury or mental illness from their time in the military. The WWP provides a community for warriors to recover in a supportive environment. Learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

 

This Thanksgiving, we’re excited to be partnering with Allen County Salvation Army to help feed local families. We’re sponsoring 50 families so they’ll have a full turkey dinner to enjoy on Thanksgiving.

 

From Matilda Jane family to yours, have a happy Thanksgiving!

     
Kaelynn Watson - November 28, 2019 - 10:08 am

Just wanted to say I love Matilda Jane and everything you guys stand for!! You guys have a heart of gold!!

Our Favorite Gift Ideas

With the holidays rapidly approaching (just six more weeks to go!), we have gifting on the mind. Shopping for holiday gifts doesn’t need to be a stressor — in fact, we find it’s quite fun! Coming off the heels of our first-ever holiday gifting launch, we wanted to highlight our very favorite gifts that are sure to delight your loved ones.

 

 

If you’re stumped on what to get your little one for Christmas this year, we have you covered! From adorable outfits to lovable toys, there is a little something for every kiddo in your life. Our new dolls make the perfect companion for road trips and family movie nights alike. We have five different dolls (all with different personalities to match your child’s), plus an adorable Lovely Llama Doll for the animal lover. You can even get coordinating dolly & me outfits so she can match her new doll!

 

We all can remember how much fun it was (and still is) to play make believe. Ignite your kiddo’s imagination with our new Time for Tea Set! This 17-piece set includes everything she needs to throw the tea party of her dreams including the sweetest patterned cups and saucers, and a pretty tablecloth to match! It all packs neatly into a cute trunk, so you can store it when the party’s over (until next time, of course).

 

 

 

Your love for the holidays was passed down from the original holiday hostess (with the mostest) — your mother. You know that no one appreciates festive add-ons quite like she does, so we recommend getting her one (or two) of our adorable holiday ornaments! The Gingerbread Ornament is a classic, but who could resist our Holiday Dress Ornament?

 

 

Secret Santa gift exchanges are all fun and games until you draw someone who you don’t know very well. No worries! There are some gifts that are universally loved like a coffee mug or cute stationery. A coffee mug is one of those no-brainer gift ideas because who doesn’t love a steamy latté or hot cocoa in the winter? Pair it up with our new journal set and you’ll forever be known as the best Secret Santa ever!

 

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What is your go-to gift idea? Share below in the comments!

     
Susan VanEvery - November 13, 2019 - 9:11 am

I love your style!

Pieces with Purpose

If you have ever had a chance to skip back to the early years of our little blog, you might have noticed a common theme that still runs strong through the words and posts that you continue to see today… You’ll see oh so much love, heart and soul because why do anything if you don’t have these magical ingredients!? You’ll see creativity, delectable details, color, and of course gorgeous designs and patterns. For these things are apart of the MJ DNA that is woven into each pretty piece. And last but certainly not least you will see opportunities, adventures and so many wonderful projects of giving back!

This month we are so excited to bring you another beautiful piece with purpose, our Adventurous Acorn Tunic. This cute little number is one of our favorite things about our October release. Sure her fabrics are soft and buttery, adorned with the sweetest little ruffle and acorn print, but most importantly she will be creating a little magic this fall! This trusty little tunic will have 10% of her proceeds donated to our friends at the Mighty Acorn Foundation.

This organization has always been near and dear to our hearts and many of our customers from the moment MJC founders, Denise and David DeMarchis, started it so many years back. As Denise mentioned in a previous post, pretty much just one girl, a customer, asking for a donation is what started this sweet adventure. It’s funny how something so simple can turn into such a powerful mission and love of Kitale. Denise and David wanted these kids to have the same dreams and opportunities their children have had including a safe place to sleep, food to eat and an education to last them a lifetime.

As a company, we believe that we are all called to be apart of something bigger than ourselves and the more we grow as a company, the more we can give and empower women and girls around the world. At the core of our unpredictable little company is giving back and making a difference, not just in our own backyard but across the ocean and to the sweet souls in Kitale, Kenya. And none of this couldn’t have been done with each and every one of the MJ community, you are truly helping us make a difference one pretty piece at a time. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

So, this one is for you Mighty Acorns!

xoxo,

Your MJC team

** To keep up with all the amazing things the Mighty Acorn Foundation is doing, be sure to follow along on their social pages (Instagram and Facebook) and on their website.

     
MJC - January 22, 2020 - 2:47 pm
Stephanie Beaulieu - October 17, 2019 - 2:07 am

How do I become a Trunk keeper ?

Dana Pfeiffer - October 8, 2019 - 8:58 am

Such an amazing and beautiful company snd legacy!! I love the clothes and the beautiful prints, colors, styles and fabrics… We are addicted! We bought the acorn shirt and I love that I got a beautiful top while supporting an amazing cause! Thank you for all that you do!!

Caitlin - October 7, 2019 - 2:52 pm

So happy that this company knows how important and special it to love and help others!

Kathy Chadwick - October 3, 2019 - 10:07 am

Denise is still such an inspiration! I love that she is still leaving her mark on this world. So many lives changed in such a simple way.

Lisa P. - October 3, 2019 - 9:17 am

What a great foundation purpose!! There are so many children in need and it is heart warming to see people trying to help them. Bravo, Matilda Jane!!!

Stephanie - October 2, 2019 - 9:49 pm

Love this adorable tunic & that it is raising $ for a good cause!

Shannon - October 2, 2019 - 9:46 pm

This brand is special to because of its quality but even more so because of its mission, and its people.

Leah Frye - October 2, 2019 - 9:37 pm

I learned something new about MJ tonight. This just adds to many reasons why we love MJ. MJ clothing has become our go to. We love how versatile the lines are for us. With 3 girls ranging in ages from 7 to 18 months, not to mention myself, we will never have enough MJ!! ❤️❤️

Amy Cowart - October 2, 2019 - 8:54 pm

Just another reason why we love MJ ❤️

Jennifer - October 2, 2019 - 7:02 pm

I love the little acorn detail! I hadn’t noticed that before now.

Rebekah - October 2, 2019 - 6:15 pm

What a sweet little top for a super sweet cause! Love how you tied the name into it.

Kristin Dorick - October 2, 2019 - 6:11 pm

I had not heard of the Mighty Acorn Foundation before these posts. As a school social worker I see the impact of relationships and students. The quote about someone believing you is amazing and truly is my belief in what we all need. So amazing!

Lindsay - October 2, 2019 - 5:44 pm

Love your heart to give abundantly! Thank you for helping so many.

Michelle - October 2, 2019 - 3:28 pm

I am brand new to the MJ world & im absolutely in love with everything y’all have to offer. It warms my heart to learn that y’all are so much more than a clothing line & that you are so giving & loving & truly making difference together ❤️

Shannon - October 2, 2019 - 3:13 pm

Love shopping with a brand that has great values!

Carrie - October 2, 2019 - 3:07 pm

MJ really does make beautiful clothes! I love how soft, unique and bold everything is. I like dressing my daughter in clothes that were made by a company with such a generous and positive mission. Not only to grow bigger but to continue to empower women and girls.

Khristy - October 2, 2019 - 3:03 pm

Love that MJ gives back to those in need, they are making huge impacts on a bunch of little kids lives.

Tiana - October 2, 2019 - 3:02 pm

It was nice to learn how everything started. I had no idea ❣️

Rebecca Tipton - October 2, 2019 - 2:04 pm

I just love this! What a way to give and care about those sweet girls!

Rachel Weaver - October 2, 2019 - 1:56 pm

New to MJ and had no idea how much the company gives back! Love the shirt, but love the purpose even more ❤️

Joni Southard - October 2, 2019 - 1:55 pm

Love the purpose and what MJ stands for! Thank you.

Rachel weaver - October 2, 2019 - 1:54 pm

I am relatively new to MJ and had no idea how much you give back! Love the clothes but love the purpose even more ❤️

Aimee Rodrigues - October 2, 2019 - 1:37 pm

Thank you for remembering where your company came from. I love when companies continue to give back. I try to live by the motto of to whom much is given, much is expected.

Michelle - October 2, 2019 - 1:35 pm

Love MJ clothes and what company stands for.

Kathryn - October 2, 2019 - 1:06 pm

I love that MJ designs pieces with specific intention behind them!! If I had a little girl I would 100% be buying this and explaining to her why it is so important.

Kathryn - October 2, 2019 - 1:04 pm

I love the MJ designs specific pieces with a reason behind them!! I only buy the women’s pieces for now, but I so wish I had a little girl to buy this for and share with her the importance of it!!

Meg Olson - October 2, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Love that the investment in these beautiful pieces is used to invest in the lives of other beautiful little girls!

Ana Hartman - October 2, 2019 - 12:43 pm

I love the MJ clothes and knowing that giving back to such worthy causes like this is really a wonderful mission and truly shows the heart of your company.

Jaime Doan - October 2, 2019 - 12:41 pm

I was on the fence about getting this one until I learned that part of the proceeds will benefit the mighty acorn foundation. That sealed the deal. Excited to get it!

Lisa Hackl - October 2, 2019 - 12:09 pm

Love that MJ is giving back!

Kristy Wellborn - October 2, 2019 - 12:08 pm

The more I learn about MJ the more I realize that my obsession with some of the pieces are meant to be! The amount of heart that goes into giving back makes me so happy!!

Debra Wilbanks - October 2, 2019 - 11:50 am

This organization and MJ is such a Bluetooth these children.It’s better to give than receive ❤️

Amanda Perdue - October 2, 2019 - 11:45 am

❤️❤️ The best of this is when she said “we are called to be apart of something bigger than ourselves”. Such powerful and true words! We love MJ and everything they stand for!

Lisa Hackl - October 2, 2019 - 11:39 am

“Making a difference one pretty piece at a time”

Amber Carpenter - October 2, 2019 - 11:36 am

We loved our MJ before learning about this amazing cause. We love it even more now!

Megan - October 2, 2019 - 11:07 am

I absolutely love what you’re doing for these children and how near and dear they’ve become to your hearts. Thank you for making the world a better place!

Alicia Day - October 2, 2019 - 11:01 am

I love companies that love giving back and bring awareness to issues that people may not be aware of otherwise.

Megan - October 2, 2019 - 10:54 am

Wow! ? I truly had no idea there was so much behind MJ and the Mighty Acorn Foundation! As if I didn’t love the clothes already it only makes me want to purchase more so I can support such amazing people!

Patti Martin - October 2, 2019 - 10:52 am

All of these beautiful pieces have so much more meaning than it ever has. Amazed at this ❤️

Sami - October 2, 2019 - 10:34 am

I love that we are not only buying beautiful pieces of MJ clothing, but we are also supporting a great cause!

Jennifer - October 2, 2019 - 10:32 am

Love this – “You’ll see oh so much love, heart and soul, because why do anything if you don’t have these magical ingredients !” Very true about so many things .. to be able to give back is a blessing to kids that don’t have anything and make them feel better is a wonderful feeling as well as to see little girls who try on there new Matilda Jane and to see them smile and want to just twirl all day long in the dress is such a happy feeling..

Sandy - October 2, 2019 - 10:27 am

Love buying from a company that has a passion for helping others!

Eli - October 2, 2019 - 10:24 am

I love MJ not just because of the amazing, high quality, age appropriate clothes but the beautiful heart it represents!! Such an amazing giving spirit. My trunk keeper and friend (Danielle)is such a perfect representation of MJ’s core value!! Thank you MJ for all you do and represent!!

Shannon Anderson - October 2, 2019 - 10:20 am

MJ is so special for so many reasons. Supporting Mighty Acorn is just one of them but it is probably the best one. Mighty Acorn is a great organization and I love to see what a difference it is making in the lives of others.

Amy - October 2, 2019 - 10:17 am

I love that at the foundation of MJC is a heart to care and empower girls and women. Whether it’s through beautiful modest clothing to keep a little girl little or with the amazing work the Mighty Acorn Foundation does, love and caring have been the basis of this company from the very beginning. It makes me happy as a customer to support such a company!

Tiffany Reiher - October 2, 2019 - 10:08 am

What a wonderful way to give back! MJ makes the most wonderful clothes and it’s amazing that so much is given back to so many children!

Lindsey - October 2, 2019 - 10:06 am

I love this!! Love MJ’s heart for giving!

Ashley - October 2, 2019 - 9:50 am

What a wonderful and generous way to give back and empower these children around the world.

Jessica Adams - October 2, 2019 - 9:49 am

I love The Matilda Jane Company! What a wonderful foundation The Might Acorn is and I love the acorn top! One of the main things that sets MJC apart from other companies (besides the beautiful, well made clothing) is it’s heart. It definitely starts at the top and trickles down because your Trunk Keepers are always doing amazing things in the community.

Jessica Adams - October 2, 2019 - 9:46 am

I love The Matilda Jane Company! Not only are the clothes beautiful and so well made, but the heart of the company is what really sets this company apart from others. It starts at the top and definitely trickles down to your Trunk Keepers who are always doing amazing things in our communities.